I'm 24 years old 5'7 and I weigh 200 my bra size is 40 DDD my neck and back hurts all the time if I'm standing for periods of time.. I keep heat rashes under and between my breast
Would I be a good candidate for breast reduction?
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Candidates for Breast Reduction
Large breasts (#macromastia) or #breast hypertrophy can occur in a variety of conditions (family trait, post pregnancy, excessive adolescent growth). In general when the excessive #breast size causes functional problems, insurance will generally pay for the operation if more than 400 – 500 grams are removed from each breast dependent on your individual i company requirements. These problems may include neck pain, back or shoulder pain, hygiene difficulty, and breast pain. Other problems which are less likely to be covered by insurance include skin irritation, skeletal deformity, breathing problems, psychological/emotional problems, and interference with normal daily activities. Pre-authorization by the insurance company is required prior to surgery, and the process takes approximately one month. Each insurance policy has different guidelines and exclusions.
Breast reduction candidate
Candidate for reduction?
You are a candidate if your weight is stable... and your breasts are heavy enough to qualify for insurance coverage. Realize that if your breasts are too small for your frame, it will look odd. And as mentioned by Dr. Rosen, if you are able to lose weight, you will have a better outcome if you do. Also understand when the breasts are reduced, if you have a significant roll on the side of your chest, it will become much more obvious.
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Candididate for a breast reduction
You are a candidate for a breast reduction but if you were planning on losing any weight, try to do that before the procedure. Sometimes that is difficult due to the large size of the breasts. A lot of insurance companies require you to be under 180 pounds if trying for insurance coverage. I suggest you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs the procedure regularly.
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